Pages Review | Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

“Gradually the waiting began to feel less like waiting and more like this was simply what life was: the distracting tasks undertaken while the thing you are waiting for continues not to happen.” A sharply intelligent novel about two college students and the strange, unexpected connection they forge with a married couple. Frances is twenty-one … Continue reading Pages Review | Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Pages Feature: “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“If you don't understand, ask questions. If you're uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway. It's easy to tell when a question is coming from a good place. Then listen some more. Sometimes people just want to feel heard. Here's to possibilities of friendship and connection and … Continue reading Pages Feature: “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Pages Review: “Of Magpies and Men” by Ode Ray (ARC)

"Pour vivre heureux, vivons cachés - to live happily, live hidden." Can any good come of longings that a person can never satisfy? If so, good for whom? Two corpses wash ashore in a picturesque Italian village, the violence that put them there is bound to a long held secret and two strangers living worlds … Continue reading Pages Review: “Of Magpies and Men” by Ode Ray (ARC)

Pages Feature: “The Accidental” by Ali Smith

"...fiction has the unique power of revealing something true." Amber—thirtysomething and barefoot—shows up at the door of the Norfolk cottage that the Smarts are renting for the summer. She talks her way in. She tells nothing but lies. She stays for dinner. Eve Smart, the author of a best-selling series of biographical reconstructions, thinks Amber … Continue reading Pages Feature: “The Accidental” by Ali Smith